Astronomy News

Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:42am

But search for a true ‘Earth twin’ continues

Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:56pm

'Sungrazer' comet to meet a fiery, Icarus-like death tonight

Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:22pm

New images of Saturn's moon captured by Cassini spacecraft

Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:04pm

Astronomers will watch the feast in real time

Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:27pm

Scientists collaborate on new rovers that will make navigation decisions for themselves

Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:06pm

Opportunity finds seam of water-deposited calcium sulphate

Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:31pm

VLT telescopes offer clearer picture of transfer of matter from one star in a double system to another

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:17am

Very Large Telescope finds a star that's spinning round at over 2 million kilometres per hour

Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:37pm

New planet is the first identified by Kepler in its star's 'Goldilocks' zone

Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:01pm

New video created using images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft

Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:14pm

Two teams of scientists develop two different theories to explain 2010's remarkable cosmic event

Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:31am

The famous amateur astronomer and discoverer of comets makes 50 years' worth of observing notes available to the public

Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:54pm

Find details of Curiosity's launch scheduled for Saturday 26 November

Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:01pm

Scientists find evidence of subsurface lakes on Europa

Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:09pm

Manned spaceflights to the International Space Station resume

Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:56am

Researchers studying asteroid Lutetia have found that it could be a fragment of the same material that originally formed Earth.

Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:06pm

No need to panic, though – the risk of impact is zero

Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:47pm

The ESA's simulated Mars mission is now complete – with the six-man crew experiencing no major difficulties in coping with the prolonged isolation

Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:23pm

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Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:03pm

Renowned astrophotographer David Malin will be giving talks in the UK this month as an exhibition of his pioneering space photography opens in Bristol

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